What is an Ahnk

topic posted Mon, January 16, 2006 - 10:30 AM by  Joshua
The Ahnk Is an Ancient Egyptian Symbol that represents many things. The Catholic Church adopted the symbol as a Cross. The center is representing the nile river. The lopp on the top represents the Delta.

What does the Ahnk Mean to you?
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    Re: What is an Ahnk

    Mon, May 7, 2007 - 3:02 PM
    I where an Ankh around my neck most of the time. I believe it to be like the Ancient Egyptians, the key to life. Also that we need both male and female the whole.
  • Re: What is an Ahnk

    Fri, August 21, 2009 - 8:39 AM
    Actually, the ahnk is a misspelling/mispronunciation of the word, "aneqaqa," which means "motivate/give life" in Amarigna. The aneqaqa represents an egg standing upright on a table. The egg symbolizes food and the table symbolizes the marketplace table from which food was made available to customers.

    Amarigna is the language of the Amara people (of the region of today's Ethiopia), who along with the Akele-Gezai (of the region of today's Eritrea), shipped food and other goods upstream to help feed the hungry people who were living in the desert hills of the region of today's Egypt.

    5100 years ago, the region was divided between the chief Amara (upper Egypt) and Akele-Gezai (lower Egypt) merchants, and thus was created the ancient nation called Gebts, Gebts being the ancient name of Egypt and a word representing food, customers, and sales in both the Amarigna and Tigrigna language.

    For more about this, please read the book, "Amarigna & Tigrigna Qal Hieroglyphs for Beginners" available at and

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